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. gold also had a positive day. but i believe the plunge in gold is a very good sign for the economy, just as it was in the '80s and '90s. in other words, some optimism. and senator marco rubio unveils the new immigration reform bill today. here's the key point. when we look at the benefits and score them dynamically, immigration reform will be a huge boost to the economy. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up tonight, president obama will travel to boston thursday for an interfaith service with bombing victims. more than 24 hours after two bombs ripped through marathon crowds killing three, wounding 170 others, investigators are still no closer to answers. late this afternoon, the fbi said no claims of responsibility have been received, and the search for suspects is wide open. deborah boxdy joins us now from boston with all of the latest. good evening, deborah. >> reporter: good evening, larry. i'm live here along boylston street in the heart of boston, about four blocks or so away from the marathon's finish line, where those two bombs exploded just one day ago. securi
to affect business and the economy in the united states and what it all means for your money melissa: straight to our top story tonight, the city of boston, massachusetts, is still reeling following yesterday's horrific bombing near the finish line of the boston marathon. president obama speaking out today on the tragedy, calling the attack, an act of terrorism. now with the latest news out of boston is fox news's craig boswell. >> the bombs detonated at the boston marathon used six liter pressure cookers packed with shards of metal, nail and ball bearings. they were place inside a black duffel bag and set on the ground. >> we had an attack. >> doctors removed sharp objects from lower extremities of victims. >> many have wound mostly in the lower part of their body, wound rated to the place effect of the bomb as well as small metallic fragments. >> the two bombs exploded about 12 seconds apart. the first near the finish line where 8-year-old martin richard was there to cheer on his father. the little boy was killed in the blast. when he ran back to his mother,wo siblings. bill richar
the attack may impact american business, our economy and our nation's capitol and overall national security. steve moore from the "wall street journal" wonderful to have you in studio. the politics dealing with the aftermath of a terrorist attack? how does it improve the tone of partisanship in washington. >> anytime you have a national attack like this people pull together. i was thinking of the two major issues in washington. lori: immigration and gun control. >> those are two we've been hang link over months and months if not years. that is interesting i think it could have negative impact on both issues. lori: how so. , if it turns out it is saudis or foreigners, it will, it will, play into this kind of nativist, keep the foreigners out mentality. that is going to be a negative thing. in fact some of the senators and congressmen already said that maybe we should slow down on immigration reform. lori: wow! all the debate on immigration was held behind closed doors with the "gang of eight". that itself was critical because of the lack of transparency. >> interesting just today the "gang o
to focus on the longer term fundamentals, which we still think are pretty good. the economy is still growing. earnings are still growing. the fed still pretty supportive. certainly volatility has picked up a bit this week. and we expect that to continue here in the nr term. >> that's what was going to ask you. assuming that this manhunt is solved and the suspect is apprehended this weekend, turning to monday, how do you think things are going to play out? what is going to happen next in the market? is volatility still going to dominate trading? are the markets going to go up? are they going to go down? what is your prediction? >> i think you have both macro and microtrends next week. as you said in the lead there, about 20% of companies in the s&p reported earnings. but it really gets heavy next week. we have about 170 companies in the s&p 500 reporting, and about ten dow components. and earnings have been mixed. they have been okay. topline has been a little soft. as bob pisani said, only about 45% of companies are beat top line. it reflects the sluggish global economy that we have.
the stock averages and they've been told the economy is doing great, so what's changed? you know, what's changed is that we got a little complacent. i think everybody looks at the market and says we weren't really fulling gauging what might happen if the economy slows down or doesn't speed up. i think today was just the wreck reckoning for a lot of those concerns. >> we've been in a period where people are expecting a correction from whatever highs we've been hitting here lately. do you think this is the beginning of that correction right now? >> i think we're certainly seeing a bit of a correction. i don't know how much more it has tooz, however, because fundamentally, we have very low interest rates and u.s. corporations are still posting record high levels of earnings against the backdrop of a weak global economy. if we get a big downdraft from whatever happens out of boston or some other factor, that's a real risk factor, but near term, very strong earnings, hard to argue with stocks with that backdrop. >> you just mexed the boston marathon incident. we doebt have the complete stor
in the economy and the lack of topline growth you're seeing from big companies reporting, like heather was referring to. >> rob, that was my point, really, is this change in market psychology. during the first quarter, that seemed to be how the market rationalized moving higher. even with a bad economic report, the fed is going to still be pumping out the $85 billion a month, so we shouldn't worry. but now we seem to be worried this week. what's going on? >> yeah, bill. i'm getting worried. i think the market psychology has changed a bit, so now we actually need good news to propel stocks higher, and i've been overweight stocks for 18 months now, but i've gotten a little more defensive here. i upgraded consumer staples, downgraded materials. haven't gone to an underweight on stocks yet, but i'm watching closely. as greg just mentioned, if the economic indicators are for the third summer in a row, turning down, this might be another sell in may, go away type summer. i don't think we're quite there yet, though. >> what are the most important numbers that we're looking at here, after the
of tumultuous, russia's president is coming under controver controversy. while russia's economy hadn't performed badly last year, falling commodity prices risk pushing the country into recession. these comments come just hours after president putin threatened to fire officials for not following his orders on public spending. geoff cutmore is outside this event. what are you hearing about these concerns and the russian economy overnight? >> reporter: absolutely. fascinating issue. we clearly see some risks emerging in the russian government at this point. and i just want to put that issue to one side for a moment. because i have with me li jiaoung. he is a former chinese minister. i'm fortunate to get the opportunity to talk to him at this event. thanks very much for speaking to me. if i could just start off by asking you, clearly, the world has been focused on the terrorist events in boston and this tragic, very un pleasaplea event. i wonder if you could dwifs a perspective from the chinese point of view here because nobody wants to see terrorism and in particular i think the chinese have an int
insight on the global economy, as well as the impact of new security concerns in light of the tragic and deadly bombings in boston. >> yeah, it was of course, at this hour when we first learned yesterday of the horrific events unfolding in boston. that is where our scott cohn is right now with the very latest. scott, one day later, what can you tell us? >> reporter: maria, 24 hours after the horrific attacks, it is still an intense crime scene behind me, as authorities try to search for any clues about who did this and why. u.s. attorney general eric holder out with a statement a short time ago, again, calling on the public to help, saying no bit of evidence is too small. they are looking for cell phone video, anything that can help them figure out and piece the facts together. we also know that the boston athletic association, which stages this marathon every year, had three surveillance cameras at the finish line. the company that provided those cameras under a sponsorship agreement tells cnbc they are cooperating with authorities. we will see whether that yields anything, but what
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they will have going forward on our economy. dagen: peter barnes has much more on this. peter: we looked at research reports on the impact of attacks of 9/11 back in 2001. the current economy has shown some softness recently in job creation and retail sales. any hits to consumer confidence may make things worse. two economists that i have talked to this morning do not think it will get too bad. the 9/11 attacks were targeted for the financial systems. consumer confidence rose sharply after the 9/11 attacks. experiencing the biggest monthly drop in a decade. the attacks caused more than 400 mass layoffs and displaced 130,000 workers. industrial production fell back then. the unemployment rate jumped more than a half a percentage point. we were already in a recession that september. we are not in a recession today. boston is not an economic center. >> maybe a day or two people will be hesitant about going out shopping. assuming nothing else happens, it should last much longer. peter: it could take a short-term hit because of boston. they are more worried about the impact on the economy and
say that the last ten years has been very bad for the economy. we've lost a lot of valuable resources and a lot of the momentum that we've had on. before, we had open markets and entrepreneurship and that's what helped china succeed. we have to go back to market forces as well as fight construction. >> so juan nubol there talking about the last decade. he was the guy that tried to buy 300 kilometers of ice and is we'll talk about that a little later, as well. clear now there is a hope for reform. i'm pleased to say kung mingh, the founder of lenovo who bought the business from ibm, he explained to eunice what he wanted from private reform to help private business in the country. >> translator: my view is that the chinese government should adopt a more systemic and comprehensive approach, for example, how to escape a better sense of reform in this country so that the public will have more confidence in ensuring the culture of mutual trust can be established. >> what's interesting is that this group, also becoming more influential in political circles. we'll hear a little later from the
the economy french economy is in. now, the german survey responses say the economies were worried about the impact prices. in france, they're much more domestically focused with some suggestions that things couldn't get any worse. >> well, the domestic situation is already a known negative. just to recap for viewers, as well, the composite, which includes both the services and is manufacturing, pmi came in at 46.5 in april for the eurozone. that was just ever so slightly above the 46.4 estimate and manufacturing came in 46.5. the services figure was 46.6. but, again, it's some of the weakness in the core economy of germany that's catching the market's attention this morning. the euro weaker, the xetra dax off by about 0.2%. we're going to get some uk data out at 9:30. also coming up on the show, the how companies are battling to take a foothold in the alternative energy market in china. then at 11:10, we'll be joined by jim o'neill as he nears the end of his tenure at goldman sachs. we'll get his best and worst investment calls from his time in the city. we'll hear up for earnings from
're going to talk markets, the economy and much, much more. stay tuned for that and a lot more. >>> welcome back. now to the markets. it's going to be a big weekend ahead. joining us, lou brian. lou, place your betts. more likely up or down for the dow this week? well, you know what? i tend to look technically at the s&p instead of the dow. >> how about the s&p? it's a broader market index, even better. >> all right. i think that the interesting thing is that where the s&p held last week, this 1540 is a mark that held in march and early april and, again, last week, we went just a little below it. also in play around that level is the 50-day moving average which held the market a couple of times. if you're looking to get long on a tray, that's not a bed level because you kind of know where you're wrong when it goes underneath that. i think the interesting thing with the stock market is that it's really the only market right now that's playing along with the fed's qe brochure. don't fight the fed. buy on fed accommodation. the crude oil, the gold, copper, various commodities are lower since t
$100, and in september of 2011, copper price a reflection of the week call for the global economy, china news earlier this week, bearish, copper prices down 6%. if you're looking for gains, the agricultural sector saw some, and, and natural gas of 4 present. and someone you did the action in today's session. and $100 from the close of around $400 a troy ounce. and gold will average 1450 a troy ounce, in 2014. we also see reports of stronger jewelry demand, gold has come down significantly, some buyers stepping in at these levels and copper falling out of favor of this week on weaker reports out of china and also copper is down 6%. lots of volatility, wrapping up the week more muted reaction. melissa: let's check the markets and go to the stock exchange. lauren simonetti is standing by. >> the volatility sandra is talking about is the volatility we are seeing here on wall street. what a week. the dow can't seem to stay or get into the positive at this hour but the nasdaq and the s&p are higher, this has been the worst week of the year for all three major averages, the worst week si
. we had enough bellwethers, in tech and items, other areas of the economy to get an idea how earnings are going. what does that tell but the overall economy, what we've seen so far with earnings, john? >> our view is we're still in very luggish growth and real opportunities are coming out of the easy money policies of the central banks along with the emerging middle class in the developing world and so we're looking at, we're very bullish on commodities. we're very bullish on companies that produce those. companies that are helping find oil, that have sophisticated technology in the oil service area. we think the overall market is really still in a secular trading range that it has been in for the last 13 years and up at the upper boup drills of that. liz: john, are you spooked at all what seems years ago and it was earlier this week, the gdp of china missed estimates? it was lower than expected growth? and you still believe in commodities why? because a lot of chinese still need to be fed and need to build skyscrapers? what is the your focus here? absolutely. 7.7% gdp growth is still
: seasonally strong time of year for home sales. overall, the u.s. economy is running below its historical trend. this is a study done by the index. my next guest says the economy sluggish growth may be the most ideal condition for investors. joining us is now jack. welcome to you. >> thank you, lori. lori: you see this as a prime opportunity. some new investment dollars could go into the stock market. >> yes, potentially. fair value in the market is probably about 1520. we are slightly ahead of that. we have a lot of favorable factors. one, keep money. we have stocks that look cheap. if we can get confidence, you know, of investors, but also builds confidence picking up, i think you could see treasurers and armature treasurers start to exploit that difference. as long as the fed keeps the backdrop in place, then the market can go higher. we do not want to fall into a double dip type of scenario. on the other hand, we do not want anything too strong to suggest that perhaps the fed will take its foot off the accelerator. lori: if you have new money to invest, what type of stocks would you p
market since the start of this cycle. weakness in oil could portend investors worries that the economies are slowing down not just in china but globally as well. so that will probably put pressure on the market. the other thing too, we're in the earnings season and this might be the quarter that doesn't delight. that is that we do get some dispoints manned -- disappointments and we get stiff reactions to the disappointments. lori: bob, you were cautious yet looking for stocks to show gains for the year. what do you think will get us past these bumps in the road? >> i think the bumps in the road should not be unexpected. the market is up 20% since last june. so it is not unusual to have a five to 7% correction at this stage. following on gene's comments, we are in earnings season. interesting when you look this year, i think that will be stimulus for further correction. expectations are 5% increase over last year for this quarter. 7% for the second quarter. 18% for the third quarter and 28 for the fourth. i think as companies report, analysts will be really focused on what the guidance be
important than ref knew. i know the economy is soft. therefore revenues is soft. why aren't earnings much more important? why is wall street so obsessed with the revenues? >> the good news, larry, is that even though they talk about the revenue a lot and complain a lot about the revenues, the stock market -- we hit all-time highs this year, and we're up basically for four years in a row now, and that tells me that underneath all of this complaining and fear profits really do matter, and if you look at after hours tonight, i mean, who knows what will happen tomorrow, but the companies that beat on the profits are on the upside tonight in after-hours trading. >> profits are the mother's milk of stocks, i've said it before and revenues are not the mer's milk of stocks. profits are. >> that's absolutely true. isn't it also true, brian, that when you look at fact that in general earnings are coming in pretty good for a large number of companies, we still look at -- look like the best looking girl at the dance, especially when you compare us to other part of the world like europe? >> that's abs
worried about china especially about the economy after the lower than expected growth numbers that we saw this week. and he addressed that. he was talking a bit about the concerns about rising debt levels and he played those down. he played down the weaker growth. >> i don't think people should panic about chinese economy will continue to grow at the sustainable level. the government's target could be fulfilled without much difficulty and we aim at the quality of the growth. i don't think achieving 7, 7.5% is a big deal for china. i don't think so. >> the fund invests heavily in resources. i couldn't help myself from asking him specifically about gold. he believes the sudden drop in gold is general instability in the global economy. he hopes it comes back at some point soon. >> thank you very much. we were watching that and that's the perfect segue. we've been watching what's happening and it's important to see what the chinese think about this and no better person than cic chairman. we'll talk about gold and what's been happening not only with gold but also oil prices after yesterday slu
. the economy is getting worse. but the fed is all in. they're at 85 a month. now, maybe some people like jim bulllard are talking about doing more, but that's not on the fed's table right now. what's on their table is potentially tapering out of the 85 a month when the market wants more. the market is stuck. they want more from the fed, because the economy is weakening, or they want the economy to rebound and nothing's happening and we jump around all over the place. >> warren, what do you think? you've been constructive on this market all through the first quarter. you felt like there was more to go here. but do you feel like the psychology is changing with the volatility that we've seen this week? >> i'll tell you, this week has been a little bit troubling, and i have been pretty bullish up until this point. when you tend to see days like this, where the day after day, up and down bid on the dow, 100-plus point move on any given day, that's a sign that this market is truly struggling. >> are you rethinking your bullish position, at least for the short-term? >> a little bit. i think the thi
? >> my instinct tells me that the answer is no, that in economic terms i think the market, the economy at large will move beyond this relatively quickly. but at the same time, there may be some lingering impact in terms of investor sentiment. the sell-off clearly that occurred on friday and then again on monday, in my opinion, was a reassessment of the pace of global growth. important to point out that most of the weakness yesterday was already in the market before the bombings took place. but clearly, there is an impact on investor sentiment, a reminder that it's a dangerous world. and so you may see a little bit less of a risk appetite going forward. in economic terms, i think we'll move beyond it fairly quickly. >> yeah. john, i guess you would ask, at this point, you wouldn't think that consumers would change behavior based on this. it could potentially aveng -- i don't know, whatever group you want to talk about, jonathan, restaurants or any type of tourists activities. nothing to expect at this point, do you think? >> if you said to me are consumers going to be spending time watc
, boost the u.s. economy as supporters claim it will? lou dobbs is here. lori: let's update you on the markets as we do every 15 minutes, happening fast and furiously. we have the first check in this hour with nicole. what's the word on the floor among traders there, nicole? >> a couple things to note, obviously, we were selling off, back looking at what we looked at on monday, monday, we dropped 265 points, below even those levels. the vix, fear index, up 20% easily showing the nervousness in the market. selling across the board, particularly in economic sensitive areas like energy and technology, and apple, for example, below $400, and we'll is more on that throughout the show. the one thing to note is the volume is not as heavy like we saw on monday. there's less volume and less conviction to the selling; however, the selling is happening across the board. there's economically sensitive areas like financials bringing me to bank of america. reporting their quarterly numbers, look at bank of america. this weighing on the dow jones industrials, but more importantly, bank of amer
: thank you for coming on. dagen: government funding is a nonstarter, not a kick starter for the economy. that will not get in the way of the white house trying to spend more money speak that is true, dagen. people in a sense almost do not real. government spending went to this huge peak after tarp. over 25% of our economy. it has now fallen as a share of gdp. we are down close to 22% of gdp. it is still too big. government is actually falling as a share of gdp. first-quarter, the quarter that we just finished will get data for that in about a week. we are expecting about 3% growth. that is pretty good news from the economic front. dagen: is that already factored into this stock market? >> well, at least in the short term i think you are right. i believe the stock market itself is undervalued considerably. in other words, if you go back to early 2009, it is really the rise in profits that has driven this market. if we get any extension, what the investment community called multiples, the stock market could go even higher. the dow is worth it fair value 18,500. we have these pullbacks eve
to get worse. their economy looks just absolutely horrible. stuart: they give very much, indeed. a very clean cut opinion. we appreciate that. thank you very much. the opening bell coming up 20 seconds from now. maybe a gain of ten-15 points. please remember we were down 138 points yesterday. 352,000 new claims for unemployment insurance. that was last week. that is a relative high number. nothing like what you expected. firing trend, the layoff trend still very much with us. we opened 11 points higher. now, we are up 23. let's get right to it. apple. where did it open today? nicole petallides. nicole: at least they have an up arrow today. we have to keep a close eye on apple. people who own apple not only is they are hot on technology, but if they are on the s&p 500. stuart: down 25% so far this year. down about 50% from september, october of last year. we get the earnings next week. a big buildup for that. tuesday of next week, i believe. the opening quote for apple had a fault right up front. that is what we were looking for. nicole: for dollars four cents. yesterday, we broke below
. rather, we have the week numbers out of the chinese economy early last week. they are pretty much bearish on all of the commodities. they are saying that gold may turn around. connell: thank you, sandra. let's turn to brian jacobson a busy day in the markets overall. it is always good to have you on, brian. let me start with what sandra identified. the goldman sachs turn on gold. maybe we see the bottom. are they right about this? >> well, i do not think they are right about it. i do not view it as an investment. i view it as a spallation. i think a longer-term trend is for gold to be on the duke line. there are people calling for gold to go higher. short term, we could maybe see the european central bank ease a little bit more. eventually, that will come to an end. i do not think it is a trained eye would want to get on right now. connell: it could have some implications four other markets. for example, i have seen you writing about the fact we are riding a bull market for the u.s. dollar. >> exactly. i would expect if the dollar will strengthen over the longer-term, gold should week. th
showed more claims and that is not great news for the economy. i wanted to take a look two names on the dow jones industrials. one is the best performer and one is the big lagger. united health down 3.5% after their quarterly numbers, then you have verizon doing well with wireless particularly and in particular hitting highs we haven't seen in ten years. back to you. lori: thank you. global growth concerns bringing an end to the stock rally, the recent sell-off prompted the next guest to make the investor's portfolio, stifle nicklaus, portfolio manager has more on what is happening. thanks for joining us. we do follow you pretty closely and return to equity and commodity as you say, fundamentals are slowing. give us the best investment advice for where we go from here. >> to put it in context our group looks at a bunch of different economic variables. we saw a trough in the process last fall and added some exposure to equities as a result of improvement and fundamentals we saw under way right after the fed and the ecb took action last spring. as we rounded the corner and came int
of the global economy. we saw russia come out last night. they warn that if the physical commodities continued a sell-off they may fall and slick themselves into a recession. if we start to see russia fall into recession, parts of europe also may fall. the u.s. to be right behind it, and this could be as serious meltdown that could occur. liz: well, a meltdown in gold. right now we're up about $4. it is not a big deal. still, well off of the eyes of the past year or so. let me just get to crude oil right now. it is rebounding a bit by about a dollar and 54. overall, the entire energy complex looks stronger. what is that duty today? >> i think we have overdone it. we oversold the market. we got into a level where commercial buyers came into start hedging positions. i'm with that. to me right now eyeleted 84 and a half to 85. from here you buy this. and we head back up higher. liz: what would drive the move fire? >> well, a couple of things. coming up with a lot of bad news right now. and there was a huge sell-off in commodities. it's it's a sex sweating over. bad economic news, the world econom
and granger. that's a great tell of the real economy. boy, it's hard not to -- >> there's a lot going on regarding housing. we'll keep our eyes on the homebuilders. >> these people want to try to find a hole in the housing starts, good luck. this is a very big move and we're building far fewer homes than what are destroyed by fire and flood. a lot of people will live with their mother-in-laws. >> despite what we know about the price of building products, right? and the cost of contractors and electricians. >> and i think some of those costs again will come down. copper came down big, and aluminum bid. we'll take you to boston. we're expecting this to be the fbi in charge of the boston field office and deval patrick there and the u.s. attorney carmen ortiz. let's listen in. >> everyone, thank you for coming this morning. less than 24 hours after yesterday's act of terror we wanted to organize a briefing for you with the information that we have. the mayor is here, the members of our congressional delegation, all of the law enforcement leadership. we have several people who want to pres
in the economy spook you a little bit? >> you know, there's always those kinds of concerns out there, but let's think back at the whole first quarter. we've been looking for a selloff, and all the pros have been saying a selloff's coming, a selloff's coming. one never came. so monday was different. you could tell the trading monday, it broke through levels it hadn't, you know, previously broke through. this was real selling. and so this is the first opportunity, i believe, to kind of start looking for stocks on sale. i'm not saying jump in, you know, both feet, but, you know, we've been looking for stocks that are on sale, and you're finally getting them this week. and so we'll be using the continued weakness that i think will continue for a few more weeks to be buying stocks. liz: okay. microsoft numbers are out, and as we put up the stock reaction and, again, right now the stock is moving higher in the aftermarket session. we're waiting on the actual details of this, but as you can see, slightly higher in the aftermarket at the appointment as we pick apart the numbers, mac. your thought on
impact on how you look at the economy right now? are are you focused on other factors? >> at this point* i don't see them has any impact it is the actions going forward but it will not have an economic impact worries about people not wanting to go to a large sporting event and fortunately we have had these kinds of episodes before an economic impact has been negligent with so one of the event. but at this point* we did see an increase with the weekly consumer confidence numbers we get out from one survey. quite honestly it is said difficult and challenging period of time. i again, i step back but we are selling back into a realization it is a tough month for the economy. connell: to that point* to get away with the leading economic indicators came in looking at the dow and the generations the leading indicators declined does that tell you anything what was the message of that? >> of course, it doesn't tell us anything we don't know but it is amazing that shift in sentiment people have in the marketplace about the economy with the last four or eight weeks with the turn of the year and th
and a reminder that the government is a net drag on this u.s. economy. >>> check out auto nation. there is no better gainer on the s&p. stock that's already up 17% this year. >> it's remarkable. >> we all know what pent-up demand is for cars. we all know the mileage that's on the average trade-in. >> i like mike jackson. when you contrast europe with the united states, think of auto nation. okay? they can't move a car in europe. they can't move one across the street. >> you're absolutely right. talk about a dichotomy. >> we are not one world. used cars going up, too? the country you can get, wells fargo largest auto loan company. you can get money for a car. it is tougher to get money. richard smith, i have this guy from realogy. a large real estate company. they're holding their value much more than you thought in the united states. >> morgan stanley is down 3%. talked about m and a, lack of activity saying it just reflects the ceo's lack of confidence with regards to earnings power. >> which is what you hear. those who are doing deals, it is interesting, are the likes of -- or
, beat or miss estimates? as for the economy, here is today's calendar. >> how is the crowd sourcing experiment gone so far? i haven't looked at the results. >> the results for coming. >>? >> i can't even log in to the borrowing page. >> they've gotten some decent numbers that have come this. i think there are 1500 or 1700 -- >> but are they better -- >> they're good at it, but i think we have made the mistake of picking from predictable companies. that's why we started picking some trickier companies like apple. that's the one that's up in the air. nobody knows exactly what's going to happen. if you can beat on these companies, then we're going to be more impressed. >> apple generates a lot of attention and feedback. if i put out on twitter, will apple meet, beat or miss, some people will say it will meet, some will say it will miss and others will stay you stink, sullivan. >> but you will get responses by putting apple out there. >> anything you say on apple, and i'm an apple lifelong user, and i referenced a couple weeks ago that i was going to buy a windows 8 machine because it w
. i know lgt runs some money that's invested into the russian economy. tell us a little bit about the character of this market and whether you can put cash to work here and feel comfortable that you are going to get a return. >> yep. we are invested in the russian market. but it's true, we have a lower allocation to it. the 11% toe 2% sounds quite low. it is a difficult way to access the markets. we see fundamentally from the point of view a strong currency. you look at low valuation, you look at the current surplus, you look at growing middle income class, which wants to consume, so key market indicators are actually strong. the challenge is much more the investment type. so we look at a narrow market, the way you invest is mainly into oil and energy companies. which most of them are state owned to the majority, so we end up being minority investors. what that means is it's still difficult for to us play to the russian growth topic investmentwise. what we can do is we can look at valuation, we can look at it from an optimal point of view. we can see if there is opportunities whic
economy both coming in, you know, more bearish than expectations. what can they do. positive for interest rates. on the other side, we still -- melissa: you think they will step in and do more easing in europe? >> they will cut interest rates. little impact because interest rates are already low. what we need is measures. the ecb could loan some money. melissa: that is an interesting perspective. we are quite bullish on the u.s. economy. we are positive. thinking would be good. this will account for some of the assets. melissa: thank you so much for coming on. lori: we have some updated news for the housing market today. rising 1.5%. that is just shy of the estimates. the pace has increased by 18.5% from year ago. bonuses are getting smaller. they are caving to regulators and scaling back bonuses. the trade journal said the fed started calling banks last year about compensation plans. jon corzine facing a lawsuit now over the collapse of mf global. he is being sued by louie freed. the lawsuit alleges that corzine engaged in risky trading practices. melissa: a vote of confidence and a big
. that will be the biggest day for me because they're the big indicators of how the global economy is doing overall. speaking of the global economy, caterpillar if this was clearly a disappointment and the guidance was disappointment and they telegraphed it a little and the stock's been up and the dow this morning and the two things here, number one, he's coming on and talking about stability and that's the key word on our air on cnbc and a lot of people have noted the drop in mining. mining was down 25%. sales in the mining division, second most important was down 25%. i think a lot of people have got that already set up. remember, this is heavily shorted stock and it was $100 two months ago and it's $80 today and a lot of people anticipated what's going on. let me mention apple very quickly. the hope here is for a special dividend, increase the dividend to over a 3% yield and start with the big buyback. that's the big hope there. nobody's expecting them to blow the cover off of any of these numbers and all of them have been coming down. >> guys, back to you. >> watching microsoft continue to gain now up 4.
estimations. it's an indication of a stronger economy, it's an indication of corporations, you know, managing their expenses properly. so it does validate my long-term view, but if somebody told me we were going to have a 5% correction, i would say, look at that as an opportunity to get into the market. >> certainly the way investors are looking at it, once again, today. cnbc contributor, carol roth, says she's not buying the growth story. carol, eric, good to see you. carol, you say you're not buying the growth story. how so? >> i'm not, maria. i seem to be one of the lone voices out there that does not believe that this market is driven by growth. it is driven because of lack of alternatives and because of the fed. larry mentioned something about koch. well, yes, koch beat earnings by 1 cent, but if you look at the year over year revenue, they actually declined. so we have a lot of financial engineering. we have a lot of costs coming out of the cost structure. that is not sustainable. if we want to have growth multiples on an ongoing basis, the topline revenue for these companies needs to g
is a realization now that the market is probably well ahead of itself, based on what the economy is, based on what we're seeing happening around the world in china, certainly what's going on in europe. so the fact is that investors all of a sudden are deciding, geez, we better start paying attention to this news, becausing the market is well ahead of itself. so what you're seeing is the market backing off and really coming back or trying to come back to a state of equilibrium between where the economy is and where the market should be. the whole boston thing and boston marathon and that down in d.c. is certainly adding some angst to the market, but that's not the reason the market is off 170 points. part of it is much more technical just in terms of market action. >> but, michael, when we saw the market come off the lows, it happened to be when we thought there was an arrest. is that a coincidence with the markets? >> i think to some extent, there's going to be a little bit of a relief move if you see some kind of arrest really happen, but these deflationary pressures have been in play since the e
rates. it's tough to make money, michael yoshikami, when you're in that economy and markets are that low. >> it's impossible to make money on the margin. and i think it's important to recognize that what american express is probably getting hit on here is what's happening with tax rates, happened in the first quarter of this year, and the other issue that's really occurring is i think businesses are still holding back on spending. significant percentage of their revenue comes from businesses. and you know, on the long-term, also, we have to be very, very aware, american express, on the long-term, is going to -- >> they're having a fire drill here at the new york stock exchange. >> it was scheduled. >> pre-scheduled, exactly. it was scheduled already. so ignore the noise here happening around me. >> okay. >> very quickly, i want to get to bruce mccain as well, michael. finish your thought. >> my thought was, you have to be careful about companies like paypal, all these other very inexpensive swaywaways to colle money, it will be a hit on american express margins, eventually. >> bruce mcca
was not working. >> that's a good point. you thought maybe stand above all of the other lesser economies and the news did start to tighten. >> i thought it was the most important article in the paper. maybe they're breaking ranks [ bell ringing ] >> and his own jack lou? >> hard to tell. >> they are geniuses. >> i took economics, and i couldn't wait how long they were. >> there's the bell. s&p at the top of the screen. state street global advisers and blackstone celebrating the recent launch of the spider, senior loan etf. the texas independent producers and the royalty owners association doing the honors. you cannot start this market day, jim, without talking about netflix. a 25% move is a big move even on that name. >> that was a big short position. there was not a lot of stock that was out there. it's a very tight flow. >> a lot of people kept thinking that this is the quarter where we find that the bulge in new subscribers wasn't happening and there are other people who immediately point out, look, the cash flow is not that good and the 36 analysts who cover the stock only six are re
in a far quicker way to satisfy the needs of a modern economy but the big thing government has to do is stop spending money on things that don't matter. this matters. innovation matters don't do things that a clematis -- commodities vegas investment changes the game. liz: and the stock is up year over year but we watch this closely and oracle of the competitor up 11% so you are doing better. the closing bell rings in 70 minutes. talk about a splash, see world jumps more than 25 percent of the stock market debut. yes they launched the ipo date to doubt the negative news flow and went for a. entertainment joins us next so why was now the good time to go public?@ and as we told you the developing news this hour the boston red sox game against kansas city royals cancelled tonight. you are looking at a live shot of a very empty fenway park just a few miles away from a massive manhunt in watertown and cambridge and will remain empty tonight. no game and the bruins hockey game also canceled for all the developments on fox business. dow jones industrial average up 14 points. 've known? we ga
result. also what i liked is some of the bright spots that we see in an otherwise challenged economy. namely, the recovery of housing, particularly in our big housing states of california and florida. this has put an underpinning under consumer confidence and we see the preassumption of home construction, the energy situation in texas is very strong, lead to go an increase in pickup truck sales for us of plus 18%. we also had significant acquisitions in the quarter. in both phoenix and dallas, revenue run rate of 250 million, which when combined with last quarter is now over 800 million of acquisitions within the last six months and is, finally, and last but not leaf least, we've branded 0% of the company now under the flag of auto nation and the branded markets, even though we walked away from some names that were 80 years old, improved share right out of the box. >> that's what i was thinking, you know, wayne has been trying to get you to do that for a while and you finally listen to him and then you get the best quarter ever. >> yeah, you know, i should always listen to wayne soon
weaker economies. and when you get the imf admitting that austerity isn't the way, and i don't disagree. if you didn't do reforms and you didn't do pro growth, all three ingredients needed to make a growth economic cake, i shudder to think what happens next. many suspect moody's may downgrade spain. >> with all of that said, stephen, how do you want to allocate capital right here? >> i think you need to look into equities. it's very interesting. look at the 1,000 and 2,000, large and small cap space, but also defensive versus dynamic, the rally we've seen has been very strong. it's had this very defensive tam boar tambor. it's like this sub tub city -- city constitution effect. global economics, look at the u.s. first. name by name basis. emerging markets. i would think global bonds. longer term investors, commodities from a valuations perspective look attractive. >> commodities? gold? >> not necessarily gold. >> oil? >> dr. copper. the valuations are beginning to pull in a little bit if you've got three to five years which maybe a lot f of people don't have. if you're a longer investor
, and what we is not in the right step relating to where they think the economy is in relation to the equity markets, so we're a little cautious here. we think if we are above the 1561 to close is above, and interimmediate bull line, we'll be all right. liz: yesterday, we saw volatility in the wake of the marathon bombings jump 43%. that was a little destabilize due to a drop in gold, a precipitous drop yesterday, but, today, it is pulling back by 2 #%. there on the floor of the cme, what are traders talking about as it relates to what happened yesterday versus today in >> yesterday was unusual. before we came in, as you stated, it started with china, and the market was down for fears of growth in china. the boston bombing increased it. as we go on, hear more about what's going on, it's not looking like it's a coordinated attack, nothing to spread to the rest of the country. that's begin us time to di jeers everything and look at what we have to, and that's economic data that's going to drive what the market is ultimately. the other things have effects, no doubt, and they vie ma more in the
.s. economy and the epeng crisis in europe. they cut china's growth to 8% from 8.2%. >> a slow down in gdp in china got the blame. but ford does not see it that way, they are protecting that 40% of the sale s will come fro china. they have doubled their capacity, scrambling to keep up with demand to keep up with the market. we have a closer look at fd's rapid expansion there and the challenges it faces. >> he is part of the new wave in china. car buyers turning the western part of the country into one of the hottest auto markets in the world. >> translator: in his mind, he feels that the car, the brand is good. and the service is also excellent. so this is why he trusts this brand. >> here, the gateway to western china, growth in auto sales is particularly good news for ford. at this plant, a new focus roles off the assembly line every minute and within two years ford will be doubling capacity in the area. >> this year, the total volume of the ford, were 600,000. so it's a big, big key. >> growing sales in china have been one of the top goals since he took over ford in 2006. at the time, f
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